Flight Instructor Rating

Flight Instructor Rating (FIR)

Flight Instructor Rating-Flight Training Schools


Do you want to start your career as a Flight Instructor? Being a Flight Instructor is a dream come true for many aviation aspirants because they get to make a career out of their passion for flying and at the same time enjoy the rewards of being a teacher. One can also work towards becoming an international Commercial Pilot by getting paid for flying while increasing flying hours.

For aspirants who want to become a Flight Instructor, Orient Flights Aviation Academy (OFAA) offers Flight Instructor Endorsement Program, to upgrade CPL holders into Flight Instructors.

Course Description

Flight Instructor Rating (FIR) is required to be held by Commercial Pilot Licence holders to be employed as a Flight Instructor (FI) for the purpose of delivering lessons and training to students. The syllabus of training involves classroom lessons, role-play of simulated flights and practical flight instructions. This course primary covers the subject of Flight Instructional Techniques & Principles.

Click to read Flight Instructor Rating requirements by DGCA View PDF


1. Age 20 yrs of age & above
2. Qualification Valid AFIR/CPL / FRTOL/RTR
3. Medical Valid Class I Medicals
4. Written & Oral Exams

  • Techniques of applied Instruction;
  • Assessment of student performance in those subjects in which ground instruction is given;
  • The learning process;
  • Elements of effective teaching;
  • Student evaluation and testing, training philosophies;
  • Training programme development;
  • Lesson planning;
  • Classroom instructional techniques;
  • Use of training aids, including flight simulation training devices as appropriate;
  • Analysis and correction of student errors;
  • Human performance relevant to flight instruction including principles of threat and error management;
  • Hazards involved in simulating system failure and malfunctions in the aircraft.
5. Flying Requirements

  • Min.500 Hrs PIC
  • Min.200 Hrs as AFI (Instructional)
  • 40 Hrs of Patter Flying (AFI+FI)
  • Min.20 Hrs Night PIC with 20 Take Offs and Landings
6. Course Duration 4 Weeks
7. Validity of License 12 months
8. Renewal
  • 20 hrs as FIR within preceding 12 months
  • Competency Check (within 12 months)
  • Refresher Course Certificate (within 12 months)

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